What most people probably don’t know is VFP was founded in 1985, not during the Vietnam war or as a result of the Iraq war. And locally most people are only familiar with John and other veterans as activists. So the discussion will center around the VFP story on a group level while also pieces of Doug and John’s individual narratives. The idea is to offer listeners a portrait of VFP’s commitment to peace through personal stories.
- Blue king crabs around the Pribilof Islands are getting their first major assessment in more than 30 years.
- A new court case argues that the way in which state juries are selected in Alaska discriminates against rural, Native communities. The case could significantly impact the Delta’s court system if it’s successful.
- When a school closes in rural Alaska, families who stay face tough choices. They can send their children away to school in another village or city, or they can home school their kids. Clark’s Point fought for a third option, to reopen their school. The school, which closed in 2012, will be back in session next week.
- So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports.